Petit Princess

Ferry: East Ferry (Digby Neck) - Tiverton (Long Island), NS

The “Petit Princess Ferry” operates on Petit Passage on Digby Neck, this ferry carries 24 cars and is fitted with omni directional Rolls Royce thruster units. It is a sister ship to the Deer Island Princess II that EYE designed for New Brunswick in 1998. A new ferry for Deer Island is currently under construction and will replace the John E Rigby that EYE designed in 1973 and is still in operation today.

The “Petit Passage” separates Long Island from the Digby Neck.



LOA: 40.28 metres
Beam: 12.5 metres
Depth: 2.4 metres
Draft: 1.2 metres
Vessel Type: Passenger Ferry
Complement: 97 Passengers
2 Crew – (99 Total)
Classification: Minor Waters II
Main Engines: 2 x 330 BHP @1800RPM
Propulsion: 2 Rolls Royce Drive Legs
Fuel Capacity: 15,000 litres
Water Capacity: 1,515 litres
Owner: Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Shipyard: Irving Halifax Shipyard


Machinery and Auxiliary Systems

2x CAT 3054 GENSET, 34 ekW (43 kVA) 50 Hz @ 1500 rpm


As per TC regulation full lifesaving, fire and navigational equipment.


Constructed of steel, with an aluminum wheelhouse.

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